Engr. Mary Grace Ann C. Bautista, MSc of the Department of Electronics Engineering presented a research paper entitled “Enriched Virtual Mode of Instruction: Fostering Deeper Learning for Engineering Laboratory Classes,” during the May 29, 2021 virtual conference of the Philippine e-Learning Society. The conference bore the theme “Reaching the Unreachable: Traversing the Future of Flexible Education.”
Bautista’s paper documented the transition of the Electronics Engineering program of UST to the enriched virtual mode, “most practical and yet effective teaching, learning, and evaluation methods to achieve the desired learning outcomes resulting in a richer learning experience for students.” The paper documented “contextual strategies on enhancing motivation, incorporating active engagement, designing effective assessment tasks, and adopting an inclusive mindset will also be discussed as key factors that assured ECE students’ success at a distance without compromising the delivery of instruction and learning process.”
Bautista is one of the e-Learning Specialists of the Faculty of Engineering. In her paper, she acknowledged the University’s “pioneering effort in massive-scale eLearning implementation, which has served as a catalyst in mitigating the effect of change on its faculty workforce during pandemic times.” The university’s e-learning efforts are led by the Educational Technology Center.